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NYSPHSAA Announces Change in Venue for 2017 Nordic Skiing State Championships

Date Posted: 02/23/2017
Author: Chris Watson, Director of Communications




2017 Nordic Skiing Championships Moving to Gore Mountain

Alpine Event Remains at Bristol Mountain This Year

 

Latham, NY- The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announces the 2017 Nordic Skiing State Championships will move to Gore Mountain in North Creek in the greater Lake George area this upcoming Monday and Tuesday. The Alpine event will still be held at Bristol Mountain in Canandaigua as originally planned. 

 

Moving the Nordic event to Gore Mountain became necessary because of unseasonably warm temperatures this week and an unfavorable long-range weather forecast for the area. This has only affected the Nordic course and will not affect the Alpine course, which still has fresh snow and the ability to provide the Alpine skiers a top rate championship course.

 

“The decision to move the NYSPHSAA Nordic State Championships to Gore Mountain was based on conditions at Bristol Mountain that did not allow us to host a quality state championship event next week,” said Robert Zayas NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “Bristol Mountain will continue to serve as the host of the Alpine Championships and we are thankful that Gore has worked with us to move the Nordic Championships.  While this is not ideal, it is always our goal to provide the best championship experience for our student-athletes in the safest environment and in the best possible venues.”

The schedule of events remains the same at both locations:

 

Monday February 27th -Alpine (Bristol Mountain)

10:00am Girls 1st run, followed by Boys 1st run

1:00pm Girls 2nd run, followed by Boys 2nd run

 

Nordic (Gore Mountain)

10:00am Girls Individual Race 7.5k Classic

11:15am Boys Individual Race 7.5k Classic

 

Tuesday February 28th- Alpine (Bristol Mountain)

10:00am Girls 1st run, followed by Boys 1st run

1:00pm Girls 2nd run, followed by Boys 2nd run

 

Nordic (Gore Mountain)

10:00am Girls Skating Relay 3x3

11:15am Boys Skating Relay 3x3

 

Results from both the 2017 Nordic and Alpine State Championships can be found at NYSPHSAA.org and on our social media outlets.

 

About NYSPHSAA (Twitter: @NYSPHSAA | Facebook: NYSPHSAA | YouTube: NYSPHSAASports):
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. is a non-profit, voluntary, educational service organization composed of public, parochial, and private schools dedicated to providing equitable and safe competition for the students of its member schools. The organization conducts 32 championship events and governs the rules and regulations of high school athletics in New York State. Membership is open to secondary schools providing interschool athletic activities for boys and girls in grades 7-12.

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